52ND ANNUAL UTAH ALL-STATE HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW
February 3, 2024 - March 22, 2024
Friday, March 22, 2024
Exhibition officially closes
Saturday, March 23, 2024, 10am-5pm
or Tuesday, March 26 - Friday, March 29, 2024, 10am-5pm
All artwork should be picked up
Visiting the Exhibition
All school groups planning to visit this exhibition must call and schedule in advance. We are able to accommodate a limited number of students in one day, and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools that do not schedule their visit in advance may not be able to visit the full exhibition. Please email Katharine Bekker at KBekker@springville.org as soon as possible to ensure you are able to visit on your desired date.
A limited amount of funding is available to assist schools in transporting their students to and from the exhibition. More information about accessing can be found here.
We offer an interactive tour experience designed for high school students called Guide and Seek. Click here for more information.
The 52nd Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show will held in person at the Museum from February 3 - March 22, 2024. Jurying of this year's High School Art Show will be held online. Teachers will be contacted with a submission link and their number of allowed entries in November; the online submission link will go live December 4, 2023, and it will close at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. If there are more entries submitted than are allotted to a high school, the entries will be counted in the order they are submitted, with later submissions not taken into consideration. Teachers will be notified of accepted works on January 12, 2024 by 3:00pm - accepted artworks must be brought to the Museum between January 17-20, 10am-5pm. Works not received by Saturday the 20th at 5:00pm will be disqualified from exhibition.
(Tips for photographing student artwork can be found here.)
Homeschool students may contact Elena Free at EFree@springville.org to submit up to two entries into the exhibition.
If you are a teacher who needs the link to the submission form please email Elena at EFree@springville.org.
- Original Artwork: Developed from personal experience, imagination, and direct observation; from multiple personal photographs or sketches. Please include images of any personal photographs or sketches used during the creation process in your online submission.
- Adapted Concept: Artwork developed from other sources using multiple elements or photographs with personal interpretation to create a new perception. We require the use of two or more images for each adapted work. Each source material must be identified on the entry and the entry card, and an image or copy of the actual source must be included.
- Copy Work: Artwork that is directly copied from one source without original or creative adaptations is not allowed in this exhibition.
- A.I. generated artwork will not be accepted in this exhibition. Submissions of digital artworks that utilize rendering software (i.e. Blender, Unity, Maya, etc.) must include sketches, screen shots, and/or screen recordings from throughout the creation process. Museum staff will make final decision if artwork complies with eligibility requirements.
Open to Utah public and private high school students in grades 11 and 12. Works must be submitted by the high school art department (not individual students). Each student may be represented with up to two pieces which meet the specifications of original or adapted concepts (see above).
Artwork must be prepared securely for display and “ready to hang” with appropriate hardware. Artwork cannot exceed 11ft. on its largest dimension. Framed works that hang on a wall cannot exceed 9ft. in height.
Entry cards must be filled out and attached to the back of the work before the work is brought to the Museum.
See work from previous year's exhibitions here:
778 S River Rd, St. George, UT 84790
20% off framing (with student ID)
Ask for Bobbie Oliver
Beveled Edge Framing
80 W Center St., Springville, UT 84663
Fuhriman’s Framing & Fine Art
75 Main St., Logan, UT 84321
Salt Lake City
1650 S Redwood
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Mention the Utah All-State High School Art Show
This exhibition is a juried exhibition. 12 Jurors (an art show word for judges) with experience and understanding of high school art are selected to represent various media categories. Jurors will select works to be accepted in the exhibition as well as the award winners.
You can view messages from past jurors below:
48th Annual All-State High School Show, 2020 here.
49th Annual All-State High School Show, 2021 here.
Artwork Delivery & Pickup
Teachers will be notified of accepted artworks on January 12, 2024. Accepted artwork must be delivered to the Springville Museum of Art, January 17-20, 2024, 10am-5pm. All work may be picked up from the Museum from Saturday, March 23, 2024 or Tuesday, March 26 - Friday, March 29, 2024, 10am-5pm. No artwork accepted for exhibition will be released from the Museum before March 23, 2024*. Failure to pick up work by Friday, March 29, 2024 may result in the reduction of bonus entries the following year for the school. No staff will be available to assist with art pickups on Saturday, March 30th. If students would like to pick up their own artwork they need to make an appointment with Museum staff by emailing: KKimball@springville.org.
*Students who need artwork for a Sterling Scholar interview must contact the Museum at least one week in advance to schedule art pickup. Artwork can only be removed from the Museum for a 24-hour period - please plan accordingly. Email KKimball@springville.org with any questions.
*Students who are accepted into the National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition (NCECA) and need to pick work up prior to March 23rd must make arrangements in advance by emailing KKimball@springville.org.
The online submission form limits artist statements to 120 words or less. If you would like to submit a statement longer than 120 words or need to make changes to your artist statement, please email Elena Free at EFree@springville.org.
Various awards (some with cash prizes) are presented to selected students in the exhibition.
If you'd like to nominate an educator or student for the Teacher of the Year or Outstanding Student of the Year awards, please fill out this form: Award Nomination Form
Utah State Senate Visual Arts Award
Beginning in 2022, the Utah State Senate Visual Arts Competition has merged with the Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show at the Springville Museum of Art. The Utah State Senate, currently led by Senate President Stuart Adams, will now sponsor a premiere award in the All-State High School Art Show. For more details read the letter announcing the merge here.
Utah Congressional District Awards
Utah’s Congressional Districts select award winners representing their district from the exhibition each year. The first place award winning works will hang for one year in Washington, D.C. For information on the specifics of the Congressional awards, click here. Please note that to be considered for the 1st place award, artworks must be no larger than 26" by 26" and no deeper than 4''.
The Utah Division of Arts and Museums will sponsor a traveling exhibition selected from and immediately following the Springville show. It will travel during the 2024-2025 school year to museums, galleries, libraries, and schools throughout Utah. This is a very prestigious show, consisting of less than 10% of works accepted into the High School Show. The traveling show is a great opportunity for student artists who are looking to expand their audience and build their resume. Two dimensional works should be covered with Plexiglas. The artwork will be selected by the Visual Art Committee of the Division of Arts and Museums. If you would like your work to be considered for this exhibition, please indicate so on your entry paperwork.
Selling your Artwork
This exhibition provides students with an opportunity to sell their artwork. Students interested in listing their art for sale should work with their teachers to determine a price for their artwork. Please take into consideration the cost of materials (including the frame), the time invested into making the artwork, and the Museum's 30% commission. Artwork will be sold as is, including any frames, pedestals, or display supports submitted with the artwork.
Additional questions? Please contact Elena Free at 801-491-5714 or EFree@springville.org.